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July 15, 2013

Feeding People Through Music - Food Drives

Portland 2014 Food Drive

Widespread Panic concert food drives first began with the fan-based organization Panic Fans for Food.  This fan organization hosted food drives at WP shows throughout the country from 1999-2007, with the goal of , "feeding people through music."  The effort generated $70,000 and 13 tons of food in 28 cities and was handed off to the band in early 2008.

Since then, the band has been hosting food drives at select shows on their tours, engaging a demographic that is typically more difficult for charities and food drives to reach.

Food Bank Volunteers will be on hand at the following shows taking your canned good and monetary donations:
Spring Tour 2014 
C = Can donations accepted
$ = Monetary donations accepted 

March 6th-8th: Richmond, VA - Results: $1,578.26 and 100lbs of food = 7,891 meals
March 11th: Birmingham, AL - Results: $200.00 and 40lbs of food = 640 meals
March 13th-14th: Nashville, TN - Results: $1,804.62 and 100lbs of food = 5,413 meals
March 25th: Seattle, WA - Results: $993 and 41lbs of food = 3,000 meals
March 26th: Portland, OR - Results: $501.00 and 40lbs of food = 1,650 meals
March 28th-29th: Oakland, CA - Results: $430 and 50lbs of food = 1,010 meals
March 30th: Reno, NV - Results: $500 and 50lbs of food = 1,500 meals
April 3rd: Santa Barbara, CA - Results: $875 = 7,000 meals (every $1 donation buys $17 worth of food!)
April 4th & 5th: Los Angeles, CA - Results: $1,200 and 100lbs of food = Over 3,600 meals


For 2013 we raised $21,696.08 and 3,086 pounds of food!
For 2012 we raised $6,318.12 and 634 pounds of food!
For 2011 we raised $31,600 and 4,400 pounds of food!

Thank you, Goodpeople!


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